Acd. Prof. Dr. Alvin Culaba is a Distinguished Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and University Fellow at De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila. He was the Executive Vice President for External Relations and Internationalization from 2010-2016, and the key global strategist of DLSU. To date, DLSU remains among the top 3% of the HEIs in the world based on the Times Higher Education University Ranking. A member of CHED’s Technical Panel for Transnational Education and Distance Education (TPNEDE) and resource person of the International Affairs Staff and DepEd ICO Consultant, he is actively involved in the internationalization efforts of the higher education and the basic education sectors. Currently, he is the Director of the Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research. A multi-awarded teacher and scientist, Dr. Culaba holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.